Canon just introduced an all new “standard” 50mm lens. According to the information, this new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is optically better than its predecessor, the EF 50mm f/1.8 II.
The new 50mm f/1.8 STM will be available from 21 May for around $125.
- Compact, lightweight, fixed focal length standard lens for EOS cameras
- Large f/1.8 maximum aperture
- 80mm effective focal length when attached to EOS cameras with APS-C sensors
- Canon STM gear type stepping motor technology provides quiet autofocusing to support Canon’s EOS Movie Servo AF function
- Improved exterior design including new focus ring placement makes it the most compact Canon EF 50mm lens ever
- New metal mount for stability and ruggedness
- Super Spectra Coating for minimized ghosting and flaring
- Circular seven blade aperture
- 14-inch minimum focusing distance
- 0.21x maximum magnification